Liberals welcome drive-through testing facility for Canberra

The Canberra Liberals welcome the ACT Government’s decision to introduce a drive-through testing facility, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said. Last week, the Canberra Liberals publicly called for drive-through testing facilities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the community, something that was supported by the Australian Medical Association. “The…

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Same old tired thinking will set hospital back

This tired old government’s failure to plan for the health needs of our rapidly growing population is exposing the Canberra community to risk. The latest site plan for the troubled SPIRE project will create transport chaos, expose young school children to risk and limit the future functionality of the ACT’s…

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Health Minister laughs at long hospital waits

ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith should explain why she thinks it’s funny that Canberrans requiring urgent medical attention should go to Calvary’s Emergency Department because the Canberra Hospital is too full. This week in the ACT Legislative Assembly, Ms Stephen-Smith laughed after encouraging Canberra patients needing emergency care to go…

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Canberrans deserve better

After the unconventional announcement three weeks ago to split ACT Health into two separate directorates, Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris today failed to justify the move, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said. “This is perhaps the largest restructuring project ever undertaken in the ACT public service and the Minister has offered…

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The Canberra Liberal’s new shadow ministry announced

Opposition Leader Alistair Coe today announced the Canberra Liberals’ new shadow ministry. “The Canberra Liberals are committed to making our city a safe and prosperous community for everyone,” Mr Coe said. “Since the 2016 election the Canberra Liberals have been committed to exposing the government’s failures across a wide range…

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Patients Continue to Suffer Despite Record Expenditure

Despite a tripling in health expenditure, the number of patients receiving access to public hospital services in Canberra is lagging, Shadow Minister for Health Vicki Dunne said today. “For years, the ACT government has been assuring the community that Canberra’s health system is improving, but the latest Productivity Commission’s report…

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Patient safety compromised in absence of key health data

The health and wellbeing of patients receiving treatment in the ACT could be comprised in the absence key health data, Shadow Health Minister Vicki Dunne said today. The Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services in health is expected to be released tomorrow. For the second year in a row, vital…

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